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. this would be a huge achievement coming over a few months after obama carried virginia. today, mcdonnell cast a vote for himself. asked about today whether or not national events and issues have seeped into the contest and helped him, here is what he had to say. >> i do think that some of this overreaching of congress on taxes, spending, and regulation has been a clear point departure between me and my opponent. that has helped me in this election. >> democrat creigh deeds, a centrist from the southwestern part of the state, had a difficult time and addressing the obama coalition. he needs a big turnout from african-americans, young voters, and women to overcome what has been a big deficit in the polls. he was upbeat today, but he believes it is too close to call. they just went into the ballot with a minute ago. shepard: democrats and republicans have separate ideas about what this means. what is the reality? >> for republicans, it means the cannot only be contenders in the era of obama but it also means that democrats, particularly moderate centrists like creigh deeds could have problems in
of the fort hood shooting victims. president obama promising justice, but warning congress not to turn the tragedy into political theater. >> this comes as the president arrives in singapore. he is there for the asian pacific economic summit to push for free trade in the region. also the remnants from tropical storm ida heading back out to sea after cause ago lot of problems for a big chunk of the east coast. flooding and beach erosion is being reported from the carolinas all the way up to new jersey. first a former attorney general taking the justice department to task for its decision to try the self proclaimed master mind behind the world trade center attacks and four others in new york city. as a federal judge, he presided over the trial in the first attack on the twin towers, that was back in 1993. in an exclusive interview with fox news, he says the move to try khalid mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators in a civilian court reflects an unwise, pre-9-11 mindset. molly henneberg is live in dc with the latest on this. the former attorney general says that these five men should b
: the race could not be tighter. president obama won in new jersey by 15 points last year. now incumbent governor jon corzine is in a dead heat with his republican challenger chris christie. there is no mistaking how high the political mistakes are. the president campaigned for course 93 times. former new york mayor rudy giuliani was there as well. is the star power paying off for either of the candidates? >> in the latest polls that came out yesterday, and does not look like anyone got a significant advantage. 9 and jon corzine or chris christie. -- neither jon corzine or chris christie. you mentioned the governor had some campaigning with the president. they talk about being partners together. of course, the president got this state by 15 points last year, and the white house is heavily invested in making sure that it remains blue. the republicans have called in big names like rudy giuliani. he has stayed in the race, something that is not very easy to do here in new jersey. both candidates remain confident about their chances of winning, but so far the poles are in a dead -- polls are
become the next guantanamo bay? why a congressman is against that idea. >>> and president obama says there's something he'd like everyone to see in china. he wants everything to have what he told a group of students in shanghai. >>> i'm richelle carey. welcome to "hln's" "news and views" on this monday. the story we're following as we speak. a somber update on a 5-year-old girl missing nearly a week. investigators say right now they are searching for the body of shaniya davis along a central north carolina highway. the police say they've received reliable information she may have been dumped there. police have charged shaniya's 25-year-old mother with human trafficking and felony child abuse. new pictures a moment ago. the mother antoinette davis is due in court in two hours. shaniya lived with her father until last month. he was hesitant to let her stay with her mother but felt she deserved an opportunity to be a part of shaniya's life. >> of course i had some reserves. however she been trying. i know she been working for at least six months, and she had been trying to get her life
post reported that said the obama administration plans to propose that the u.s. transportation department take over safety regulation on the nation's subways and the light rail systems. administration officials are responding to a brolin -- growing number of collisions, including the deadly crash on the metro red line last june. virginia will express no lger expects delays on the fredericksburg line today. it said last week that signal will likely push the schedule behind, but the work went faster than expected. the natchez and fredericksburg lines will operate on normal schedule today. >> if president obama is in sign on the third leg of its four nation -- his four nation tour of asia. destocking tsvangirai this morning where he held a town hall meeting with chinese university students, pledging to work with china does all global, economic, and security problems. the president says he is still deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. secretary of state to hillary clinton says the u.s. need more accountability from the country before sending in more aid. she said the primar
has put the elect in jeopardy. that complicates matters for the obama administration on the skrernlg of deciding whether to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan backing a government many consider i will legit mal. katherine brown reports. >> reporter: the top challenger has walked away. >> i will not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: that all but guarantees the current president, hamid karzai, will remain in power after saturday's runoff vote. but casts further doubt on on the legitimacy of a government already riddled with charges of skrupgs. abdullah abdullah believes a fair election is impossible and urged afghans not to accept the results. his supporters hope the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. u.n. officials called for the runoff after they found nearly 1/3 of karzai's votes in the first round were fraud uhe lebt. if u.n. officials decide to go ahead with the election, karzai spokesperson insistses it will be be free of corruption. >> we will deal with the government, there are obviously there are issues we
are taking you onto the white house red carpet, the politics, fashion and food at the obamas' very first state dinner. >> thanks to the interventions of malia and sasha, because i was planning to eat this sucker, courage will also be spared. >> next stop, disneyland. first, it was the presidential pardon, now it is first class to disney, a parade and happily ever after. this is one lucky turkey on thanksgiving. the big picture starts now. >>> still that weird thing off his mouth, how lucky is? he good afternoon, i'm jeff rossen. david has the day off. i'm tamron hall. we begin with the holiday travel and the big picture, the troubled economy is changing the way millions of americans travel on what is one of the busiest travel days of the year. more than 38 million people are traveling right now for the thanksgiving holiday. a majority of those are on the road. aaa says the economy is a big reason for that choice, families looking for cheaper alternatives are taking a toll on the nation's air linesful thanksgiving air travel dropped a staggering 25% since 2007. at chicago's o'hare airport
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
to ask you as well, an israeli minister has made the headlines today by calling the obama administration "awful." what is that about? >> you can see here in the most popular she brewed daily -- basically, the obama administration is horrible. she is a cultural administration secretary here. he says there is a lot of pressure being put on the prime minister over the settlement freeze and she does not then be the position he is being put in. the prime minister's office was very quick, i will tell you, do distance themselves from these comments. jamie: there is a lot going on in the region. we will be talking to an ambassador about the situation in iran as well. thank you. kelly: new developments in the international community's response to iran's nuclear ambitions. the iaea voting to sensor iran moving forward on its nuclear programs. the iaea supported the resolution, backed by the u.s., russia, china, britain, and other nations. the iaea's decision essentially marks the first action it has taken against iran in nearly four years. israel's ambassador to the u.n. will be with us. daniel am
to a toll revenue increase of 45% statewide within two years. >>> president obama has two days left on his 8-day trip to asia. today he's pressing chinese leaders to stop limiting internet access there. here's joel brown. >> reporter: just hours before sitting down with chinese president, president obama suggested that the communist country stop blocking some websites. >> i'm a big supporter of nonsensorship. >> reporter: most of the questions at the meeting with students were polite expressions of government policies. but one chosen from online submissions opened the door for discussion on human rights. the question was should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what's known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use and other technologies. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: but few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. free speech in the u.s. means he's faced tough criticism, but it's made him a better leader. he had to strike a balance in china. h
, president obama arrived in japan. this was the president's first trip to asia as president. during his trip, he'll visit china, singapore and south korea. mr. obama and the japanese prime minister expected to discuss the marine base in okina as well as the climate and afghanistan. >> this morning the parents of the so-called balloon boy are expected to plead guilty. both richard and mayumi heene turned themselves in at a larimer county courthouse in colorado. both are expected to plead guilty to false reporting to authorities which is a misdemeanor. richard is also pleading guilty to felony charges of attempting to influence a public servant. according to reports, the plea deals will ensure that mayumi heene is not deported back to japan. to maryland now where federal authorities are trying to seize a mosque and a building rented by the islamic education center in rockville. it's part of a nationwide seizure of properties owned by alavi foundation. the government claims it's funneling money to a bank involved in iran's nuclear program. >>> in the district, two employees of the togo embassy
the obama administration pushing for congress to change the law. it would give the federal government control over safety regulations for subway and light rail systems across the country. 9 news now digital correspondent alex trevino is live with details. >> reporter: good morning. this is about providing more safety measures for passengers who board metro here at tenleytown and stations across the country. essentially the department of transportation would do for transit what it already does for airlines and amtrak. transportation secretary ray la hood said we have to do something about this. that was the reaction at d.o.t. after nine people were killed when two trains collide on the red line last june. now the federal government is considering to do just that with a proposal to take over safety regulations for the transit systems. metro is not the only one in the hot seat. transit systems an the country are under scrutiny. they believe they should have the same federal safety standard as airlines and trains do. >> at -- it lacks resources. it lacks the type of visibility that would
coming together for a nuclear-free world? as president obama makes his first ever visit to china as commander-in-chief, the u.s. and russia clear a major hurdle for a new armed control deal. in the meantime, the president shares sharp words for another country that's become a thorn in america's side. fallout from the decision to put suspected al-qaeda tris on trial in new york city. democrats defending the move, republicans slamming it. >> when the foreman of that jury stands up and delivers the victim, not empowered by the religious if a natsism, but the constitution, he'll know he's wrong. this seems to be the rights of terrorists and lack of concerns for the public. >> and a plan to put gitmo detainees in america's heartland causing another big controversy. why some in one small town see it as an economic boon. plus, a massive offensive in afghanistan underway right now. u.s. and french troops going after the taliban. and just when you thought the housing market couldn't get any worse, why selling a foreclosed home may now be harder than ever before. and an all-out push by one
the news, president obama right in the middle of a tour of asia and assuring the u.s. will not be cowed by north korea. we'll have a live report from singapore. >> and the attorney for the fort hood shooter wants his client to get a psychiatric evaluation. the attorney says mental responsibility will be a crucial issue here as many of those killed at fort hood are laid to rest today. >> gregg: it could very well be the next trial of the essential. yesterday we learned that the five men suspected of playing vital roles in 9/11 terror attackss will now stand trial in manhattan. yards from where the twin towers fell. eric holder insisting the case is rock solid. some view the of as politically and legally risky. molly henneberg is live in washington with more on that. >> molly: attorney general holder says this can work. they can try these terrorists and he is not worried about the outcome. >> i'm quite confident on the basis that we will be able to present some of the evidence, which has not been publicly discussed before. we will be successful in our attempts to convict those men. >> mol
obama media with the president of china after holding a town hall with students in shanghai. the big topic of conversation was the internet access. jon: major developments in the plan to bring gitmo detainees into the u.s. federal officials from the bureau of prisons and the pentagon are visiting the thomson correctional center in illinois. the maximums omaximum-security prison might be used to house suspected terrorists currently housed at guantanamo bay. governor cquinn says they could create thousands of jobs. not all illinois lawmakers are on board with the idea. some question the wisdom of bringing al-qaeda suspects to their state. in 30 minutes from now, they will make their voices heard. catherine herridge is following all the developments for us from washington. what do we know about this illinois prison? >> it would bring probably hundreds if not thousands of jobs to the local area. since the story started surfacing over the weekend, we have seen some signs of local opposition. people question whether there community can handle up to 100 detainees in that part of the country
. president obama said that it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it would not add to the deficit. it will. president obama said that no one would lose the health care that they have and they will. this is a terrible bill. >> all of us have made sure this bill pays for itself. we're embarking on something very new and very important, this health care bill, and we've all committed that it be paid for, something that hasn't happened in ten years. that is no longer business as usual. and that's why -- that's one of the reasons this bill is the right way to go. >> the white house praised the senate for moving that health care plan forward. press secretary robert gibbs said the senate is one step closer to providing stability and security for those with health insurance and extending quality het coverage to those who lack it. >>> at least 29 people are dead and a dozen are missing after a ferry accident off the coast of sumatra. it went down in high seas this morning. so far, rescuers have pulled more than 240 people from the water. the ferry sank about 90 minutes into a
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, deputy reserves and some 200 volunteers. the obama administration had removed some of the sheriff's authority to arrest illegals, so the sheriffs used state laws instead. it was a early wake-up call onboard space shuttle atlantis. >> good morning, atlantis. and good morning, bobby. >> good morning. i just wanted to thank my wife -- gretchen: in a few minutes the shuttle will start docking with the international space station. atlantis will also do a pirouette so nasa can make sure there isn't any damage on the underbelly. those are your headlines this morning. steve: a nice way of nasa -- gretchen: i didn't know they do ballet. steve: they do a little flip so they can look at the belly. all right. harry reid is going to finally unveil his health care bill. it apparently has been merged. he has said all along they've been waiting for the official numbers from the congressional budget office to find out how much this thing is going to actually cost. and just to show how much the president wants this to pass, he is dispatching former colorado senator and interior secretary ken salaza
. the obamas will join the grieving families and a lot of people are wearing red, white and blue on this sunny day. >>> the national rifle association wants to stop florida adoption agencies from asking couples if they own guns. the nra claims that the very question invades the privacy of gun owners. it violates a federal law that prohibits the state from registering guns. the child welfare department says gun ownership question is included on some but not all forms that parents fill out. there's legislation being introduced to block the question from being on forms. this is a your views topic for today. richelle carey joins us to talk about what you have to say. >> this comes from a couple that wanted to adopt a child. they had a form that had the question on it. they didn't like having to answer the question about whether or not they had guns and they thought about suing but instead went the legislative route. that's how we got here. we've been listening to what you have to say about this story. we took our views cams down to the streets and got this comment from another chuck. >> my view on
anthony sowell lived. >> unbelievable. dick, we appreciate it. >>> president obama is in south korea on the latest stop of his asian tour. he's scheduled to meet with that country's president tomorrow. they will discuss a free trade agreement and north korea's nuclear program. yesterday the president was in china to meet with the premier there. he accepted an invitation to visit the u.s. next year and president obama took time to walk along a section of china's great wall. he called the experience magical. >>> somali pirates have attacked a u.s. flagged cargo ship for the second time. european union naval force say weapons were fired at the "maersk alabama" this morning. private security guards on the ship fired back and turned them away. the "maersk alabama" was hijacked back in april. pirates took captain richard phillips hostage for five days before navy sharp shooters freed them. pirate attacks are increasing. there have been 29 successful hija hijackings so far this year. >>> hillary clinton is on a surprise visit to afghanistan. that's her first trip there as secretary of state
trending democratic for the last five statewide races giving a big boost to president obama last year for the election. what was it about mcdonnell that spurred this change this time around? >> sean, when you look at these numbers, one things comes clear off the page. the owe bomb voter -- owe obama voters that registered last year didn't turn out this year. nearly half a million new voters entered the rolls last year with barack obama in the ballot, both during the primary and in the general election. clearly a lot of voters stayed home tonight. we are seeing voter totals maybe inching over the 20% mark. now 49% of voters turned out last year at this time. that didn't happen tonight and it hurt the democrats. >> tom fitzgerald live in richmond. thank you. >>> now to the democrats. creigh deeds' campaign headquarters. he conceded about an hour ago. maureen, what did deeds say about his defeat? >> reporter: he says he will continue fighting for virginians, as you can see behind me this barrett is over. they are packing up. they started doing that almost an hour ago, soon after the cand
but missed. the violence coming as pressure mounted on president obama to make a decision on troop levels. in the middle box, brand new information concerning sarah palin's new book, as well as her sit down with oprah winfrey. carl cameron has seen the show, has read the book, and is now talking about her unpublished political future. in the bottom box, the space shuttle atlantis launch and on "the live desk." we are told the weather is good. 2:28 eastern time. six astronauts will be going up, seven coming back, carrying 16 tons fof equipment for the international space station. martha: it is like a big moving van. first, there are some new developments in the plan to transfer some of the world most dangerous terrorist suspects, here on u.s. soil. the plan is to bring 100 additional detainee from guantanamo to the mostly empty super max prison located outside of chicago. today, officials will be inspecting the facility, known as the thompson correctional center. some in the town say they do not want these terrorists living that close to their homes. catherine herridge is in washington. wh
>>> barack obama making his first presidential trip to asia. he says the u.s. needs to improve alliances there. we'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. technically died. now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their stunning moment. hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and vuz." we begin with president obama scheduled to arrive in singapore. visiting japan, he said the u.s. needs to work more with asia to create jobs back home. he said there are tough things to deal with too. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world and where extremists who defile religion can plan attacks on both our continents. there can be no security or our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet th
it was too late. president obama's job approval rating has hit a new low. 46 percent of americans now disapprove of the job the president is doing. i see what is happening it is both. 46 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove . that is down from june. the president's disapproval rating dipped below the 50 percent of the gall up poll. nato is close to finalizing a deal with the obama administration to send more troops in afghanistan. 3,000 to 7000 troops being be headed there once president obama decides on a strategy for the war. a fox new poll finds that 52 -- 42% support sending the troops there. >> a sentencing the leader of the plot to blow up the sears taur 14 years in prison. he was convicted of conspiring to send to al qaeda ask waging war in the united states. sentencing will be 5-8 years. the sears tower was renamed the willis tower. >> big bang machine back in action . 10 million atom danger suffered severe damage because was a electrical fault and then a bird draped a baget in a value. since it was repaired it was turned on for the first time yesterday. they are ready fo
's what the obama administration is considering. here is caroline shively. the prison they're talking about is basically abandoned at the time being, right? >> you're right it's a 1600 cell facility, dave. only housing about 200 inmates right now and administration official tells fox it's not a done deal, but the plan calls for the federal government to buy topsy correctional facility from the state of illinois, turning it into a super max with a portion leased out to house around 100 guantanamo detainees. it's in thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. construction was completed on thompson in 2001 because of budget crunches basically abandoned now. this proposal set up with a huge fight some saying it will which 3,000 jobs to the region, a billion dollar over four years and local economy and super max with top security. and others say it will turn the town into an area for terrorists and claim they're safe from outside attacks and u.s. citizens are safe from potential escapes because they're on an island facility guarded by the military. illinois governor pat quinn and senator
is the mother's boyfriend and he said he was at home when the girl was taken. >>> president obama is in beijing right now, part of his eight-day trip to asia and meeting with china president hujintao. he pushed for greater freedoms in china. >> i see china's future in you. young people whose talent and dedication and dreams will do so much to help shape the 21st century. i said many times that i believe that our world is now fundamentally interconnected. the jobs we do, the prosperity we build and the environment we protect and the security that we seek all of these things are shared. >> president obama will also visit china's great wall today. >>> the fbi used equipment like ground penetrating radar at that house in cleveland where 11 bodies were found. we could see more digging this week at anthony sowell's house and store. the search also has expanded four houses down. >> they found bones about this long. they come running in the house bringing them in the house with their bare hands talking about, look what we found. >> police aren't say figure they actually found anything. but anthony sowe
republicans and democrats. that will divide president obama with the rest of the country. he will own this process, he will own the verdict. >> geraldo: if a verdict is as is expected to condemn this man to die works that be appropriate? >> it certainly would be appropriate and in fact i think that, you know, they can say well, we can prove. it as big risk and it is the president's decision and he made it and announced it through his attorney general and it is controversial. i don't talk to a lot of people who think this is a great idea. is a great real concern about him coming to new york and creating an even bigger target than is already existing in new york with terrorists recognizing that being ground zero for not just the world trade centers but for another terrorist attack. let's hope one thing, i do have confidence the federal court system tends to be pretty straightforward and pretty hard headed. this is one time every american regardless of their party wants to make sure this verdict comes down right. what happened on september 11th, 2001 was an outrage against every american
of the 9/11 terror attacks. today the obama administration announced he and four others will be tried in a civilian courthouse in new york city blocks from where the world trade center towers once stood. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. those suspects could face the death penalty. steveandelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. this is what president obama meant to close guantanamo bay and put the most accused on trial in the open here in the u.s. near the scene of the crime, blocks from where the twin towers fell in 2001. the confessed master mind of the 9/11 attacks khalid shaikh muhammed and four accused accomplices will go on federal trial for the murder of 3,000 people. >> nothing can bring back those loved ones, but they deserve to see the alleged plotters of those attacks held accountable in open court. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder and president obama are breaking from the bush administration, closing guantanamo and bringing the notorious inmates to the u.s. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death
detainees. you know president obama wants to close down the prison in cuba and move detainees to the u.s. for prosecution. today federal officials inspected the tomson correctional center in illinois to see if it might fit the bill. tomson is a maximum security facility located 150 miles west of chicago in carroll county. the prison has about 1600 cells. most stand empty because of budget problems. and the feds are considering buying it to house at least some of the gitmo detainees. illinois senator dick durbin says that would really help his state. >> we have an opportunity to bring thousands of good-paying jobs to illinois when we need them the most. we have an opportunity to bring them to a part of our state that has been struggling. and that's an opportunity we're not going to miss. jon: but critics say the economic impact is exaggerated and the overall gain isn't worth the risk of holding terror suspects on american soil. >> as you raise the profile of your community in this jihadi world, the benefit that they see in attacking your city increases. with the busiest airport in the w
fight over the war of after span. what president obama now do over the war with democrats. clayton: it is the busiest shopping day of the year. hundreds of thousands. they're lining up, looking for those bargains and looking for those deals. we will have the latest on that as well. ainsley: and happy birthday to tim pawlenty. he is turning 49 today. ⌟axozp7óú+l'?p clayton: welcome back to "fox & friends." fox news alert. the governor of afghanistan's kandahar province narrowly escaped an assassination attempt this morning. a roadside bomb exploded as he was on his way to a mosque for friday's prayers. the car was damaged but the governor escaped unharmed. kandahar is an important piece of battle for afghanistan. the city is focused to be the focus of additional build-up of tens out of thousands of troops there. underscores what we heard on tuesday as the president lays out his plans for afghanistan. rick: the top military commander on the ground has asked for around 40,000 troops. the president not expected to give him that number completely. the estimates right now are report
they missed? jon: president obama credited china with helping to pull the u.s. out of recession. he and the chinese president pledged cooperation despite divisive issues like human rights. jane: who should get a mammogram and at what age? one of the big question is going forward, will your insurance continue to pay for mammograms? bill: there has been -- jon: there has been an earthquake in british columbia. >> of what they are telling me is that this is off the coast of british columbia, not far from the island chain of prince rupert. the good news is that it is not near a huge populated area. but it is still an estimated 6.6, as confirmed by the usgs, a pretty big earthquake. as i was told by the scientists moments ago, the population is pretty low in that area. they're holding out hope that this will have very little effect on the people. right now there are no official tsunami warnings. back to you guys. bill: -- jon: thank you. jane: the administration is putting 9/11 terror suspects on trial in civilian court. this is sparking the divisions in multiples circles. just blocks fr
they -- guantanamo bay. that will happen right here in new york city. the move comes after president obama's promised to shut down the facility in guantanamo bay sparked heated debate in congress and elsewhere over where those detainees should be sent. the u.s. attorney general promised a fair trial for those suspects as well as fairness for the families. >> after eight years of delay, those alleging the the trip is of the attacks and 9/11 will finally face justice. they will be brought to new york to answer for their alleged crimes in the courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. martha: that is the blockbuster headline today. our national correspondent joins me now from our washington bureau. i understand you had an opportunity to speak with one of the lawyers for these 9/11 conspirators. what did he tell you? >> he said this would be a gain changer -- game changer for the man. they tried to plead guilty, and he said he did not think this would be the case in federal court. "rushing in to plead guilty will go by the wayside," and he went on to tell me that the men will now
in cuba at guantanamo bay and president obama has promised to close that prison, but first his administration has to figure out what to do with the detainees. many have been there for many years. today's decision marks a major milestone in efforts to close down the gitmo camp and put detainees on the path to their final fate. but it also comes with serious backlash. the united states, which the attorney general saw coming. take a listen. >> i can give people will in a neutral and detached way look at the decision made today and understand the reasons why i made those decisions and try to do something rare in washington, leave politics out of it and focus on the best interest of the country, i think criticism will be relatively muted. having said that, i am sure we will hear a lot of criticism. gregg: it is not muted. the administration is already hearing a lot of criticism. predecessor michael mukasey, a former federal judge talked about it. >> dealing with the decision to bring these detainees here, a decision i consider to not the only unwise but in fact based on a refusal to
. president obama traveling in asia today said mohamed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. bob orr tells us, mohammed will be tried, along with four accomplices, here in new york city, not far from where the world trade center stood until september 11, 2001. >> reporter: eight years after the most devastating terror attack on american soil, the accused architects of 9/11 will be transferred from military custody at guatanamo bay, where they've been held for years, to a federal lockup in new york and tried in a civilian courthouse just blocks from ground zero. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death penalty against each of the alleged 9/11 conspirators. >> reporter: khalid sheikh mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, is the headline defendant. but the others are also major al qaeda players. walid bin attash is accused of iranning terror camps. ramzi binalshibh, the government says, trained the 9/11 hijack and money man ali abdul aziz ali allegedly helped pay for the attacks. john cartier, who lost his brother, james, on 9/11, is looking forward
are fed up with the obama-pelosi-kaine agenda. >> the president's spokeman rejects representative cantor's suggestion. >> i just don't agree with that. >> on the "today" show, wednesday morning, current governor tim kaine blamed the loss o history. >> for years the white house loses many of the trends. >> but it's the economy, stupid. >> the virginia model shows when we are united as a party, we are attracted to a message of the future where we can empower folks to get their economic security back. >> that's the highlight of his life. the loser's speech touched on the lack of spoils going to the victor. >> if we are going to come up with a transportation solution that works all for virginia, and college and affordable for all, we have a whole pile of work ahead of us. >> a whole pile of work. that's one way of putting it, with virginia's projected budget gap topping $1.5 billion. speaking of money, the deeds campaign was out spent by the mcdonnell team, 2 to 1. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it was a clean sweep for republicans all across part of the commonwealth's top offices. incumbent
u.s. and in something of a surprise, president obama made a direct challenge on behalf of the dalai lama, whose struggles against repression by beijing. >> while we recognize tibet is part of the people's republic of china, the united states supports the early resumption of dialogue bween the chinese government and representatives of the dalai lama. >> reporter: in a candor that has not always mark ed relation, both presidents admitted they will sometimes disagree. ann compton, abc news with the president in beijing. >>> the army plans to launch its own investigation into whether red flags about major nidal hasan were ignored before the ft. hood shootings. the "wall street journal" reports the probe will look at the six years hasan spent at walter reed medil center. investigators say in the days before the shooting hasan practiced shooting more than 200 rounds at a firing range near ft. hood. >> he seemed like he was new at it. what some of the basic concepts down but hadn't been doing it for a very long time. >> this is the final hurrah for him. he knows he's going to die or he hop
obama. the races are being watched as a symbolic vote on how people feel about the white house. fox's bill hammer is more with on how the other races are shaping up. >> reporter: good evening to you. we will talk about virginia in a moment. in new jersey, this is a neck and neck race. president barack obama has tied himself to core zine, stumping there three times. new jersey has not gone for a republican governor going back to 1997. the economy, taxes, big issues in new jersey has helped to keep the race close. the third candidate, we're not sure what sort of impact he will have. he's pulling support away from both the democratic and republican candidates. the state of virginia appears to be a lot more clear-cut. republican bok mcdonnell against creigh deeds, which has got a lot of attention down there in our nation's copy. this was a state that went for president obama only 12 months ago, and it's the first time it has voted for a democrat in 44 years. a republican victory tonight could put the theory to the test. local issues are big, economy, jobs, transportation top of the list
for president obama said the administration was "deeply saddened" by the terrible loss of life and wish speedy recovered to injured. there has been numerous bomb attacks in the north caucus region of russia, including chechnya since the fall of the soviet union. rebels and separatists have been fighting against pro-russian government officials. this past august a suicide bombing of a police station in the region that killed 25 and injured 164 more. now sometimes that violence or attacks by russian nationalist groups spill over to the bigger cities. for example, a february 2004 attack by chechen rebels on the moscow subway that killed 40 people. again, no group has claimed responsibility for this attack. keep in mind, though,er theer rorrists have attack -- terrorists attacked trains around the world in the past several year, including 2004 commuter train bombings in ma brit, spain, led by muslim terror cell that killed 191 people. also, the 2005 attack by british muslims on london's underground train system that killed 56 people. julie? >> julie: molly henneberg in washington. we have more on
the bush administration the fda ruled that bpa in packaging are safe. now under pressure the obama administration is reviewing the science and promises a decision by the end of the month. tom costello, nbc news washington. >> stay with us, "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> the game changer bob mcdonnell has swept io the executive mansion. how the gop's big win could impact president obama's political future. >>> double trouble today. drivers fortunes are hanging in the balance. why they could soon pay twice as much for their morning commute. >>> big brother is watching. where speed cameras will be keeping an eye on cameras in prince george's county. good morning everyone. welcome to "news4 today," i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm eun yang in for joe krebs this morning. it's wednesday, november 4th, 2009. >>> let's take a look outside. >> 5:04, 41 degrees, a chilly start to the morning today. didn't expect it to be this cold, tom. >>> you weren't listening then. it's definitely been in the forecast the last couple days. we had the frost really spreading quite quickly this mornin
president obama is making a big mistake bringing these 9/11 terror suspects to new york for trial. >>> you hear a lot about stores struggling in a down economy but we found one that is thriving. their secret and how they're passing those savings along to you. >>> keep it right here on fox 5. we are just getting started. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet at home and on the go is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs discover information, and connect with family and friends. it's the spark that drives innovation creates investment, and builds a stronger economy. to shape a better tomorrow, at&t is investing in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t invested more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed intert access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five
, including a psychiatry exam and a rubberstamp with hasan's name on it. jane: president obama is headed to alaska out for a rally with troops in anchorage before heading to japan. 502,000 new unemployment claims were filed for the first week of this month, and the president announced that he will be holding a job summit at the white house. take a listen. >> we will gather small-business owners, ceo's, representatives from labor unions and nonprofit groups, to talk about how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again. jane: jenna, where are we as far as unemployment and where we need to be? >> layoffs have slowed down, but hiring has not picked up. although we saw the number of first-time unemployment filings drop to just above 500,000, the four-week moving average is 520,000, and we need at more -- we need more and more unemployment filings reduced during each week to get the number down. that is one trend we're seeing. we are also seeing more americans filing for unemployment, fewer americans collecting benefits. what that means is that you have more people l
went to the shooting range. jeremy and vinita? >>> president obama's popularity has real staying power. according to an abc news poll released this morning. 56% of americans approved of mr. obama's job performance. 42% disapproved. half said they trusted the president on health care reform. 37% trusted the republicans. the president got better marks on the economy. 52% say they backed president obama versus 37% who thought the gop was doing a better job. >>> but the president's mind is on international affairs during his state visit to china today. after meeting with the chinese president in beijing this morning the president says both countries are looking for a comprehensive deal on climate change. the president also says china has helped the u.s. pull out of the worst recession in a generation. >>> the white house has set a date for its promised job summit. on thursday, december 3rd, economists, business owners and executives will be invited to the forum to share their ideas on how toate the next day president obama kicks off a sof vo communities hard hit by unemployment. to look fo
on terror. dr. keith ablow has comments on this. he is up in a few minutes. alisyn: president obama is in beijing. latest hilt of his asian trip is meeting with chinese president hu jintao. the two sides reached an important agreement and president obama saying the relationship between the countries has never been more important. fox news mike emanuel is reporting live from the white house this morning. mike, let's talk about that u.s.-china relationship. how did the president frame it today? >> well, alisyn, very interesting. the president essentially said that the united states welcomes china playing a greater role on the international stage in terms the global economy. with that comes greater responsibilities. here is how essentially the president broke down the relationship between the u.s. and china. >> we meet here at a time when the relationship between the united states and china has never been more important to our collective future. >> never more important. so president hu said that the u.s. and china would work more closely on macroeconomic issues. financial policies and
>>> barack obama making the first presidential trip to asia. he says america needs to improve alliances there. you'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >>> he had a heart attack after a marathon and technically died. well now, he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> set an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. >>> hey, there. thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and views," this is virginia cha. president obama is now in singapore. he will meet with leaders of apec. before leaving japan, he said the u.s. needs to work closer with japan. he also said there are other tough things to deal with. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world, and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asia pa
're going to try that avenue of attack. the obama administration was quick to put distance between itself and that preventative task force recommendation. even though the obama administration has been talking about the use of scientific data to figure out what is wasteful medical care and what isn't. as you heard in that clip a moment ago in the health care bills as they stand now, preventative care would be free without co-insurance or co-payments where under current law a lot of the tests are not covered or have significant co-pays. the obama administration is doing everything they can to keep this out of the debate. >> let's talk about what happened in the senate last night. they get this victory, allowing the health care bill to come up for debate, but the hurdle that lies ahead seems huge with the handful of moderates saying "we're not keen to this public option." do you think the president will sign anything that doesn't include the public option? >> he absolutely will, if that is the only way to get the votes for health care reform. look, the underlying goals the president has are
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